Health Minister Litzman And Wife Test Positive For COVID-19; Mossad Chief Into Quarantine


Israel Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have tested positive for COVID-19, the health ministry announced on Wednesday night. Both are in good condition and quarantined at home.

Litzman, 71, is the most senior Israeli government official to be diagnosed with the virus.

Those who have been in contact with Litzman in the past two weeks will be required to enter self-quarantine, which includes Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabbat, Director-General of the Health Ministry, Moshe Bar-Siman Tov and others, who all had meetings with Litzman.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Don’t think the idea of a lock down where everyone has to stay inside is new. The Gemora in Bava Kama says it:
    ת”ר דבר בעיר כנס רגליך שנאמר ואתם לא תצאו איש מפתח ביתו עד בקר ואומר (ישעיהו כו, כ) לך עמי בא בחדריך וסגור דלתיך בעדך